3:59pm Thursday 20th December 2012
By Gina Marden
THE search for the county's new top cop will begin immediately.
Current Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle announced his decision to leave Essex Police last month.
He told of the decision in a letter to all of the candidates standing for election for police and crime commissioner.
Nick Alston, the new police and crime commissioner, revealed the Chief Constable will leave on May 3 this year.
The search for his replacement will begin immediately.
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